In this age of innovation, the Frazier History Museum has been making “virtual” a reality.
Since the start of the school year, which began online for many students, we in the Frazier’s Education Department have been hard at work creating a virtual field trip experience that is just as fun as the real thing. We’re thrilled with the response this project has gotten — and more importantly, with the opportunity we’ve had to reach students in every part of Kentucky, connecting in ways we had not been able to before. Starting with our Poe 2.0 field trip in September and October, we have worked with students all across the state, from Boyd to McCracken counties.
With the virtual format expanding the boundaries of what a field trip can be, our imaginations have run wild — and we are certainly an imaginative bunch! Using our creativity and the knowledge we’ve gained from hosting virtual camps, as well as an online learning hub in our museum, we’ve developed field trips that are not only instructional and user-friendly, but entertaining and surprise-filled. We’re especially excited by the “Choose Your Own Adventure” style we adopted for our Lewis and Clark program, the live singalongs we offer for Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky, and the hidden histories we’ve uncovered for our What is a Vote Worth? and Celebrating the Sounds of Kentucky exhibitions.
And here’s the best part: we have funding to provide these experiences free of charge to students from Title I schools throughout the state! If you are interested in making a field trip happen for your child’s school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.